Riland Throne3 books in series
Crystal King Publisher's Summary
Gavin Stoutheart’s father, the baron, is missing, along with Gavin’s brother, the heir. Gavin must step up to lead his people as they flee before an invading army. His only hope is that a combination of prohibited animal magic and his knack for strategy will keep them safe as they make their way through a fractured kingdom with an army on their tail.